Bandits terrorising parts of Kaduna State on Monday killed on Joshua Dauda and his seven-year-old son, Philip, in Wawan Rafi II village, Zangon Kataf local government area.
Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.
According to him, the bandits, during the attack on the village, also set ablaze seven houses, one car and a motorcycle.
He said: “Security agencies have reported that armed bandits this morning attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in Zangon Kataf local government area.
“According to the report, two persons were killed in the attack, identified as Joshua Dauda and his seven-year-old son Philip Dauda. Also, seven houses, one car and one motorcycle were burnt in the attack.
“Security patrols mobilsed to the area repelled the assailants, who retreated into the forests adjoining the location. The troops recovered eight empty cases of 7.62mm ammunition at the scene of the attack.
“So far two corpses have been retrieved. The citizenry will be updated on further developments.”